Boil water notice rescinded, expect another shut down

Claude Jones, water utilities service coordination of the Manatee County Utilities Department said March 1 that two boil water notices issued earlier in the week, Feb. 25 and Feb. 28, for customers along and near Gulf Drive from 27th Street to 34th Street in Holmes Beach have been rescinded.

However, a third and final tie-in on the project is expected to take place March 7 from 3 a.m. to approximately 10 a.m. It will require shutting off water in an area south of the intersection at Gulf Drive and East Bay Drive at Mike Norman’s office to 22nd Street in Bradenton Beach.

Jones said, as a precaution, the department will again issue a boil water notice after the water is returned to service for customers in the affected area. The department will do a reverse-911 call regarding the water shut off to customers in the area with “line phones.”

Customers should boil water for about an hour or use bottled water for drinking and cooking until a bacteriological survey shows the water to be safe, generally within 24-48 hours.

He said that the boil water notice is rescinded when the precautionary signs are removed from the area.

For more information, Jones can be reached at 941-792-8811, ext. 5268, or 941-747-4357 after 5 p.m.

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